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Imaginary wives, seized children, Wagner Group's Pornhub campaign

19 minutes
Imaginary wives, seized children, Wagner Group's Pornhub campaign

Show host Kevin Rothrock revisits noteworthy news stories in Russia from mid-March 2023 and celebrates 99 episodes of The Naked Pravda by reading some listener feedback.

Timestamps for this episode:

  • (0:01) Evgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner Group paramilitary cartel starts recruiting on Pornhub
  • (2:26) Russia knocks an American UAV into the Black Sea
  • (3:52) The Russian Orthodox deacon who turned to Afro-Brazilian mysticism and invented a wife to cohost his anti-Ukrainian hate blog
  • (5:44) How Kirill Butylin got sentenced to 13 years in prison for throwing Molotov cocktails at an army recruitment center
  • (7:41) The story of Masha Moskaleva, the sixth grader taken from father after she turned in an anti-war drawing for art class
  • (12:19) The latest srach (shitstorm) within the Russian opposition sparks a debate about sanctions relief and exit routes for “good oligarchs”
  • (14:52) To celebrate 99 episodes of The Naked Pravda, Kevin shares some reviews from listeners

New episodes of The Naked Pravda are released at the end of every week. Catch each show by subscribing through Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, or one of these other platforms. If you have a question or comment about the podcast, please write to Kevin Rothrock at [email protected] with the subject line: “The Naked Pravda.”

Production, sound editing, and mixing by Kevin Rothrock

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